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Cabled Comfort Cardi

Cabled Comfort Cardi



With up-and-down, back-and-forth and side-to-side stitching being so hot, Wilhelmine Peers thought why not have some cables knit horizontally and others vertically? The result is her intreguing Cabled Comfort Cardi, in Cascade Eco+.

DESIGNED BY: Wilhelmine Peers

SKILL LEVEL: Experienced

YARN WEIGHT: #5

SIZES

Women's S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X):

To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)"/81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127, 132-162.5)cm

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust (closed): 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)"/91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132, 142) cm.

Length (at center back): 16 1/2 (16 1/2, 16 1/2, 20, 20, 20)"/42 (42, 42, 51, 51 51)cm

MATERIALS

Cascade Eco+ (100% Peruvian highland wool; 8.82oz/250g, 478yd/437m) 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) hanks #9607 Aster Size 9 US (5.5mm) knitting needles (for sleeve ribbing only)

Size 9 US (5.5mm) 20"/60cm or longer circular needle (for collar only)

Size 10.5 US (6.5mm) 20"/60cm or longer circular needle (for collar only)

Size 10.5 US (6.5mm) knitting needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Stitch markers, cable needle, size 8/5mm crochet hook (for edging and tie closures)

GAUGE

19 sts and 21 rows = 4"/10cm in pattern using larger needles.

To save time, take time to check gauge.

DESIGNER NOTES

Jacket is worked in five pieces: Back, Left Front, Right Front, and two Sleeves. Pieces are worked in different directions.

The Back and Left Front are worked from side to side. The Right Front is worked from lower front point upwards. Sleeves are worked from the cuff upwards.

Edgings along the center left and right side and around bottom of the jacket are kept simple so they do not interfere with the esthetics of the cable pattern, the large collar and the asymmetry.

STITCH GLOSSARY

4/4 LC: 4 over 4 Left Cross—Slip next 4 stitches to cn and hold to front, k4, then k4 from cn.

4/4 RC: 4 over 4 Right Cross—Slip next 4 stitches to cn and hold to back, k4, then k4 from cn.

PATTERN STITCHES

Cable Pattern (multiple of 18 + 6 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P6, *k12, p6; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K6, *p12, k6; rep from * to end.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: P6, *4/4 LC, k4, p6; rep from * to end.

Row 6: K6, *p12, k6; rep from * to end.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.

Row 11: P6, *k4, 4/4 RC, p6; rep from * to end.

Row 12: K6, *p12, k6; rep from * to end. 

Rep Rows 1-12 for Cable patt.

Sleeve Cable Pattern (over 12 sts)

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Row 5: 4/4 LC, k4.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1 and 2 twice.

Row 11: K4, 4/4 RC.

Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-12 for Sleeve Cable patt.

2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 + 2 sts)

Row 1 (RS): P2, *k2, p2; rep from * to end.

Row 2: K2, *p2, k2; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 for 2x2 Rib.

2x2 Rib (multiple of 4 sts)

All rows: *K2, p2; rep from * to end.

TECHNIQUE

Wrap and Turn (w&t)

(RS) Yarn forward (to the purl position), slip the next st to the RH ndl, yam back (to the knit position), return the slipped st (which is now wrapped), to the LH ndl; turn, leaving the remaining sts unworked.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

With larger needles, CO 80 (80, 80, 98, 98, 98) sts.

Row 1 (RS): K1, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Cable patt to last 2 sts, pm, k1—4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) st patt reps.

Row 2: P1, slip marker (sm), work Row 2 of Cable patt to marker, sm, p1.

Keeping first and last st in St st (k on RS, p on WS), continue working Cable patt as established between markers until piece measures 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28)"/45.5 (51, 56, 61, 66, 71)cm from beg. BO loosely.

SLEEVES(make 2)

With smaller needles, CO 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 52) sts.

Work in 2x2 Rib until piece measures 5"/12.5cm from beg; end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1 (RS): K1 (selvedge), M1P, p15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20), pm, k2, M1, k6, M1, k2, pm, p15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 20), M1P, k1 (selvedge)—46 (48, 50, 52, 54, 56) sts.

Row 2: P1, k to marker, sm, work Row 2 of Sleeve Cable patt to marker, sm, k to last st, p1.

Row 3: K1, p to marker, sm, work Row 3 of Sleeve Cable patt to marker, sm, p to last st, k1.

Keeping first and last st in St st, continue in Sleeve Cable patt as established between markers and inc 1 st (in patt) at each edge (inside selvedge sts) every 6 (6, 5, 4, 3, 3) rows 9 (10, 12, 14, 19, 20) times—64 (68, 74, 80, 92, 96) sts.

Work even in established patt until piece measures 17 (17, 17 1/2, 17 1/2, 18, 18)"/43 (43, 44.5, 44.5, 45.5, 45.5)cm from beg; end with a WS row.

Shape Cap

Dec row (RS): Work in established patt and dec 1 st at each edge (inside selvedge sts)—62 (66, 72, 78, 90, 94) sts.

Rep Dec row—60 (64, 70, 76, 88, 92) sts.

Work even in established patt for 1 row.

Rep Dec row—58 (62, 68, 74, 86, 90) sts.

Rep last 4 rows until 2 sts rem. BO.

LEFT FRONT

With larger needles, CO 80 (80, 80, 98, 98, 98) sts.

Short Row Shaping

Short Row 1 (RS): K1, place marker (pm), p6, w&t.

Short Row 2 (WS): K6, slip marker (sm), p1.

Note: In following rows, when you reach a wrapped stitch, work the wrap together with the wrapped stitch.

Short Row 3: K1, sm, p6, k6, w&t.

Short Row 4: P6, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 5: K1, sm, p6, 4/4 LC, k4, w&t.

Short Row 6: P12, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 7: K1, sm, p6, k12, p6, w&t.

Short Row 8: K6, p12, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 9: K1, sm, p6, k12, p6, k6, w&t.

Short Row 10: P6, k6, p12, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 11: K1, sm, p6, k4, 4/4 RC, p6, k4, 4/4 RC, w&t.

Short Row 12: [P12, k6] twice, sm, p1—36 sts (+1 selvedge st) have been worked in patt.

Next short row (RS): K1, sm, work in Cable patt as established to wrapped st, work wrap and wrapped st tog, work next 5 sts, w&t.

Next short row (WS): Work in Cable patt as established to marker, sm, p1. Rep last 2 rows 0 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) more time(s)—42 (48, 48, 54, 54, 60) sts (+1 selvedge st) have been worked in patt.

Next row (RS): K1, sm, work in Cable patt all the way across to last st, pm, k1—80 (80, 80, 98, 98, 98) sts (4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) st patt reps).

Note: Beginning of RS rows form the top/neck edge of the piece and beginning of WS rows form the lower edge of the piece.

Keeping first and last st in St st, continue even in Cable patt as established between markers until lower edge measures 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15)"/25.5 (28, 30.5, 33, 35.5, 38)cm; end with a Row 6 or Row 12 of patt. BO in patt.

RIGHT FRONT

With larger needles, CO 62 (62, 62, 80, 80, 80) sts.

Short Row Shaping

Short Row 1 (RS): K1, place marker (pm), p6, w&t.

Short Row 2 (WS): K6, slip marker (sm), P1.

Note: In following rows, when you reach a wrapped stitch work the wrapped stitch together with the wrap.

Short Row 3: K1, sm, p6, k4, w&t.

Short Row 4: P4, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 5: K1, sm, p6, 4/4 LC, w&t.

Short Row 6: P8, k6, sm, p1.

Short Row 7: K1, sm, p6, k12, w&t.

Short Row 8: P12, k6, sm, p1—18 sts (+1 selvedge st) have been worked in patt.

Next short row (RS): K1, sm, work in Cable patt as established to wrapped st, work wrap and wrapped st tog, work next 5 sts, w&t—6 more sts have been worked in patt.

Next short row (WS): Work in Cable patt as established to marker, sm, p1.

Next short row (RS): K1, sm, work in Cable patt as established to wrapped st, work wrap and wrapped st tog, work next 3 sts, w&t—4 more sts have been worked in patt.

Next short row (WS): Work in Cable patt as established to marker, sm, p1.

Rep last 2 short rows 2 more times.

Rep last 8 rows until all but one (selvedge) st have been worked.

Next row (RS): K1, sm, work in Cable patt as established to last st, pm, k1—62 (62, 62, 80, 80, 80) sts (3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) st patt reps).

Notes: Neck shaping and armhole shaping are worked at the same time. Read ahead carefully before proceeding. Beginning of RS rows form the front/neck edge of the piece and beginning of WS rows form the side/armhole edge

Keeping first and last st in St st, continue even in Cable patt as established between markers, while at the same time, when shortest side edge measures same as side edge of Left Front, beg shaping armhole, and when longest side edge (front edge) measures 13 (12, 11 1/2, 14 1/2, 16 1/2, 14)"/33 (30.5, 29, 37, 42, 35.5)cm, beg neck shaping.

Shape Neck

Sizes S (L, 3X) Only:

Continue in patt as established, dec 1 st at neck edge (inside selvedge st) every 2nd (3rd, 3rd) row 19 (15, 21) times.

Sizes M (2X) Only:

Continue in patt as established, *dec 1 st at neck edge (inside selvedge st) in next row, then every 3rd row twice; rep from * until a total of 17 (23) sts have been dec'd at neck edge.

Sizes 1X Only:

Continue in patt as established, *dec 1 st at neck edge (inside selvedge st) in next row, then every other row twice; rep from * until a total of 31 sts have been dec'd at neck edge.

Shape Armhole

Dec row (RS): Work in established patt and dec 1 st at each edge (inside selvedge sts).

Rep Dec row.

Work even in established patt for 1 row.

Rep Dec row.

Rep last 4 rows 9 (10, 11, 12, 14, 14) more times.

Rep Dec row 1 (0, 0, 0, 0, 2) more times. For a total of 31 (33, 36, 39, 45, 47) armhole dec's.

BO rem 12 sts.

FINISHING

Some edges may need to be eased slightly when seaming.

Sew shoulder seams: Beg at top outer edges, sew 2"/5cm of Right Front and Back together. Sew 275cm of Left Front and Back together.

Sew side seams: Sew side seams taking special care to match pattern sts of Left Front and Back.

Set in Sleeves.

Collar

With RS facing and circular needle, beg at right front edge, pick up and knit sts evenly across right front edge, around back neck and across left front neck edge, ensuring that you have an even number of sts. Work back and forth in rows as if working with straight needles.

Work in 2x2 Rib for 3"/7.5cm. Change to larger circular needle. Work in 2x2 Rib for 3 l/2"/9cm more. BO loosely in rib.

Edging

Note: Edgings are kept simple so as not to interfere with the aesthetics of the cable pattern, large collar, and asymmetric design.

Rnd 1 (RS): With RS facing and crochet hook, slip stitch into every other edge stitch around.

Rnd 2: Slip st in each slip st around. Fasten off.

Ties

With crochet hook, work a chain about 4"/10cm long. Join chain with slip st to inside center of right front neck edge. Fasten off. Make a second chain about 4"/10cm long. Join chain with slip st in tip of left front. These ties will be invisible when worn open, as they hide underneath the large collar. Weave in ends.

Styling Tips

Fold right front over left. Leave untied allowing the tips of lower edges to exaggerate the asymmetrical look. Or, tie with the ties and achieve a shawl like look. Keep collar turned down, or turn it up on either or both edges. Use ties on one side of inner edge, fold and attach into a button hole and a button on the other edge. Or, even use a shawl pin.